Piston Uppers

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Oldfalguy, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Oldfalguy

    Oldfalguy Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Point Venture
    I bought a POF piston upper several years ago and just this week dragged it out to prepare for a bit of varmint hunting next week.
    Went tot he range today, fired 60 rounds of 2 different weights of ammo and getting 2 scopes setup-
    Should not have taken that many but I can not see the little holes at 100 yds with a 3x ACOG scope. Should have asked for a spotting scope fromt he get go-my bad
    NEVER smelled even a whiff of gunpowder, no smoke in the face at all
    Guys, I had heard about this but was still shocked and surprised-
    I ran out of time to try it with the suppressor, will do so in next 4 days
    Anyway, got it done went home and cleaned the rifle.
    NOTHING to clean- could have licked the hammer- bolt was pristine
    Only black was in the gas tube/chamber area as one would expect-
    Very pleasant shooting and cleanup

  2. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    I converted my AR to a piston system. It still does get a little dirty with a suppressor on it, but nothing like it did before. I'm guessing you will have the same results. I have not shot it without the suppressor since the conversion, so I can't say how clean it stays now.

    I am curious to get a range report with the can on it.

    I am a left handed shooter with a right handed AR. I hated all the gases and dirt flying in my face.
  3. Oldfalguy

    Oldfalguy Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Point Venture
    I will let you know-
    First time I shot the M-16 with the can I thought I needed a gas mask- Jeez

    My can is a SWR made for the 249 but it gets hot to the touch in about a 10 round burst. Cools pretty fast though

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